Milwaukee Women's Center

Community Advocates Milwaukee Wisconsin

Founded in 1980, the Milwaukee Women’s Center provides comprehensive services and treatment for women, men, and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues, and poverty. 

In June 2007, to ensure the continuation of critical domestic violence resources in Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Women’s Center became a Division of Community Advocates.

Joining a comprehensive human services agency allowed the Milwaukee Women’s Center to further expand its menu of services to help people meet their basic needs, including safety in their own homes and relationships.

Each year, more than 1,000 women, men, and children benefit from direct intervention, treatment, and prevention services, while more than 12,000 individuals receive assistance through the 24-Hour Crisis Line and community education programs. 

With support from the Mary Kay Foundation,

Client Demographics

The Milwaukee Women’s Center’s clients are, by majority, racial and ethnic minorities who have very low or no income, and who reside in Milwaukee County.  A demographic break-down is as follows:

• 80% are women and girls
• 60% are African American, 30% are Caucasian, and 8% are Hispanic
• 85% live near or below the Federal poverty level
• 90% reside in Milwaukee County

See for Yourself

Want to meet some of our clients and see how their lives have been saved by the Milwaukee Women’s Center?  Watch this video to hear their stories and see how much better their lives have become.


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About Milwaukee Women's Center

About Milwaukee Women's Center

The Milwaukee Women's Center (MWC) became a Division of Community Advocates in 2007. Since the merger, MWC's services to women, children, and men have grown and improved. Read more about the MWC's many programs within this section of the website.

MWC: Donate or Volunteer

For questions related to donations to the MWC or volunteering, contact Jeri Kavanaugh at (414) 270-2984.

Checks may be made out directly to "Milwaukee Women's Center." To donate online to the MWC, click here, and designate your gift to the MWC.